Roman Catholic Diocese of Innsbruck
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Innsbruck (Latin: Dioecesis Oenipontanus) is a Latin rite suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan of Salzburg (in western Austria), covering the Bundesland (state) Tyrol.
Diocese of Innsbruck
|Metropolitan||Archdiocese of Salzburg|
|Area||9,845 km2 (3,801 sq mi)|
- Catholics (including non-members)
|(as of 2016)|
|Established||December 8, 1968|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of St James|
|Patron saint||Saint Peter Canisius|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Franz Lackner|
|Website of the Diocese|
Its cathedral episcopal see is the Innsbruck Cathedral, dedicated to Saint James, in the city of Innsbruck.
It also has four Minor basilicas : Herz-Jesu-Basilika, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Hall in Tirol; St. Michael, in Absam; Unsere Liebe Frau von der Unbefleckten Empfängnis, Immaculate Conception, in Wilten and Zisterzienserkirche, Cistercian monastery in Stams.
- Established on 11 December 1925 as Apostolic Administration of Innsbruck – Feldkirch, on territory split off from Diocese of Brixen
- 6 August 1964: Promoted as Diocese of Innsbruck – Feldkirch
- 8 December 1968: Renamed as Diocese of Innsbruck / Œnipontan(us) (Latin), having lost territory to establish Diocese of Feldkirch
- It enjoyed a Papal visit from Pope John Paul II in June 1988.
As per 2014, it pastorally served 395,490 Catholics (72.8% of 543,173 total) on 9,845 km² in 243 parishes and 49 missions with 344 priests (193 diocesan, 151 religious), 64 deacons, 803 lay religious (246 brothers, 557 sisters) and 6 seminarians.
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(al Roman rite)
- Apostolic Administrators of Innsbruck – Feldkirch
- Sigismund Waitz (born Italy) (1921–1938), Titular Bishop of Cibyra (1913.05.09 – 1934.12.17), previously Auxiliary Bishop of Diocese of Brixen (Italy) (1913.05.09 – 1934.12.17); later Metropolitan Archbishop of Salzburg (Austria) ([1934.12.10] 1934.12.17 – death 1941.10.30)
- Paulus Rusch (1938.10.15 – 1964.08.06 see below) (born Germany), Titular Bishop of Lycopolis (1938.10.15 – 1947.12.09); next Titular Bishop of Meloë in Isauria (1947.12.09 – 1964.09.26)
- Suffragan Bishops of Innsbruck
- Paulus Rusch (see above 1964.08.06 – death 1980.08.13)
- Reinhold Stecher (1980.12.15 – retired 1997.10.10), died 2013
- Alois Kothgasser, Salesians (S.D.B.) (1997.10.10 – 2002.11.27), next Metropolitan Archbishop of Salzburg (Austria) (2002.11.27 – retired 2013.11.04)
- Manfred Scheuer (2003.10.21 – 2015.11.18), next Bishop of Linz (Austria) (2015.11.18 – ...)
- Hermann Glettler (appointed 2017.09.27)
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